AJ was born on the 21st January 2006 at the RVI hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK.  He was born at 41 weeks due to complications but all was well.

AJ loves the following things:

  • Minecraft
  • Soldiers and the history of battleships and planes
  • Computers
  • Coding
  • Star Wars
  • Super Heros
  • Playing with his friends

Up until the age or 7-8 ish he didnt seem to have any major health problems, he was just like any normal kid but one week in November 2013 from nowhere he suddenly started coughing up blood.  This lead to us beginning a journey with the hospital which included lots of uncommon/rare medical conditions and also included major surgery such as Open Heart Surgery and a Double Lung Transplant.  Through out all of the difficulties he has had in the last few years the one thing that I am most proud of is the attitude that AJ displayed when confronting these challenges.  He was an inspiration to many people who would seem him happy, always smiling and just wanting to go to school and play with his mates even though the conditions he faced made this very difficult at times.



AJ Stephenson

21-01-2006 to 29-10-2017